2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU

2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU
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Sold out at the mint! The koala is one of Australia's most popular animals, accounting for the exceptional success of the Australian Koala series that began in 2007. Each year features a new design, adding collectibility to the .999 fine Silver content. This year's issue has a limited mintage of only 300,000 coins, making them much more collectible as a bullion coin!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a protective plastic capsule.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Reverse: Features a koala walking along a branch of a eucalyptus tree. The reverse design on each issue also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, year-date and fineness.
  • Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
  • Limited mintage of 300,000 coins for the first time ever.

Protect and display your Silver Koala in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

Koalas are loved around the world, and now you can bring home your very own Silver Koala. Add this 2016 1 oz Silver Koala to your cart today!

Beginning in 2007, the Perth Mint introduced the Silver Koala series in both gold and silver. Each year features a different design of this animal that is so strongly associated with Australia. This year's design shows a full Koala in stride, making its way across a branch!

Australian Silver Koala coins are produced in both 1 oz and 1 kilogram size, with the mintage of the 1 oz size capped at just 300,000 coins. This makes the Australian Silver Koala one of the most collectible bullion series. The Koala, along with the Kookaburra, Lunar Series, and Kangaroo form what has continued to be a robust line of high quality bullion products from the Perth Mint of Australia.

The Australian Silver Koala was first introduced by the Perth Mint in 2007. Although the Silver Koala is one of the mint’s newer bullion coins, the design of Australia’s adorable marsupial and the Precious Metal content have made this coin very popular among investors and collectors alike. Made of .999 fine Silver and available in sizes of 1/10 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo, this Silver bullion coin is sure to enhance any portfolio.

The Australian Silver Koala is among the few bullion coins to change its design annually. The reverse of the coin always features at least one adult koala but eucalyptus leaves and the Outback are often incorporated into the design as well. The obverse depicts the current profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the time of minting.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU
2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Koala BU
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i will get another one.

By  patjoyce

from san diego, ca.

5.0

perth mint the coin is great i have no problems with this coin

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

A classic--for a good reason

By  Dennis

from Rochester, NY

5.0

This is one of the big three "K" 's in Australian silver coins. The Koalas are famous for their iconic design, along with the other Australian coins the Kookaburra and Kangaroo. I recommend anyone that is serious about collecting silver coins to have at least a few of each of these. They will cost a bit more in premium than the Eagles or Maple Leafs, let alone generic rounds. But, they are well worth it. For certain, if you are even thinking of buying paper based product, get these instead. Those MyRA accounts are not going to be worth the paper they are printed on, and neither will stocks, when the dollar becomes toilet paper or the banks start paying negative interest on these securities. You spend the money on Koalas, Kookaburras, and/or Kangaroos, you are safe. You get no negative interest, no bail ins, no worry about someone not coming through with payment (or being paid in toilet papers that are worthless), and no way of getting them confiscated with a click of a mouse. And you will simply laugh at the stock market when it crashes--your wealth is safe with these fine silver products.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Like the lower premium and changing designs

By  Steve

from Portsmouth, VA

5.0

The argument with bullion with some is that the premiums are too high for something that never changes and is only guaranteed to bring back spot. These seem to be more attractive and a somewhat limited mintage so a better prospect than Eagles or past coin replicas.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Great buy! 1st year with limited mintage...

By  SW

from Michigan

5.0

First year the koalas have a limited mintage and the mint announced last month they sold out of the 300,000 koalas and 500,000 kookaburras. I think these will go up in value and are worth the premium compared to eagles and maples that have mintages in the tens of millions each year. These are one of my favorites to collect each year.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

On time again

By  Saltwater

from Tampa Fl

5.0

Items ordered and delivered on time. I have come to expect this from APMEX as they are a premium company with an excellent record.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Awesome but wish it came in a mint tube

By  Dúnadan

from Chicago, IL

5.0

The coin is beautiful, collectible, and all that good stuff. I do wish that it came in mint tubes, the individual cases are great if you are buying a few but take up too much space if you are buying in bulk. Hey, I guess that's why Apmex sells the empty coin tubes! Just thought of that!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Nice Coin

By  CH

from NJ

5.0

Bought this to give as a gift for my 6 year old niece, she is young but it can grow old w/her. Nice coin

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Nice Coin

By  CH

from NJ

5.0

Bought this to give as a gift for my 6 year old niece, she is young but it can grow old w/her. Nice coin

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

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By  Paul Z

from Baltimore, MD

5.0

very nice coin

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

I'll will be buying this again

By  Silver junky

from Townsend Ma.

5.0

Keeps my silver hored from getting boring. Excellent condition comes in a capsule. Looks like a proof coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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